Astral at Franklin Answers Senior Living FAQs

At Astral at Franklin, we know that when you’re looking for the right senior living community for yourself or someone you live, it’s natural to have questions. That’s why we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Don’t see the answers you’re looking for in our frequently asked questions? Call us at 463-​200-​7990 or contact us today to have our expert senior living team help out!


How Much Does Senior Living Cost?

The cost of senior living often changes based on the level of care and the unique needs of you or your loved one. That’s why one of the best ways to determine your personal cost for senior living is to contact a senior living community with a continuum of care like Astral at Franklin. Our senior living experts can talk with you about your specific needs and give you an accurate estimate of your costs.

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Independent Living

What is Independent Living?

Independent living allows older adults to trade in the hassles of home maintenance for more time to pursue their passions. Many independent living communities like Astral at Franklin can give you the opportunity to enjoy a more fulfilling and active lifestyle. Days are filled with activities like exercise classes, exploring local attractions and meeting people who share your interests.

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Is Independent Living Right for Me?

If you’re on the fence about moving to an independent living community, you’re not alone. Some of the most common motivations for moving to independent living include:

  • Wanting more opportunities to socialize and make new friends
  • Wanting to live maintenance-free without yard work, chores and the financial obligations of homeownership
  • Having more activities to explore without needing to travel

What’s the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Independent living is a great option for seniors looking to maintain their active lifestyle while downsizing their home. Assisted living is designed for seniors who need some extra help with daily tasks such as dressing, bathing and medication management.

Assisted Living

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities like Astral at Franklin offer you or your loved one a safe environment to enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle. With personalized support with daily tasks like bathing, dressing and medication management, you’ll have peace of mind knowing help is there when you need it. Plus, the assistance with daily tasks gives you more time to pursue your interests and passions.

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When is it Time to Move to Assisted Living?

It can be challenging to decide when it’s time for you or a loved one to move to assisted living. However, there are some telltale signs that assisted living is the right choice. For example, if you’ve noticed it takes longer for you or a loved one to complete daily tasks and personal care, it’s time to consider assisted living at Astral at Franklin.

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

Assisted living communities offer more freedom than nursing homes, where residents are cared for around the clock by trained medical staff. In an assisted living community like Astral at Franklin, residents live as independently as they want and receive as much or as little daily support as they need.

Memory Care

What is Memory Support?

Memory care is a senior living service specifically designed for older adults struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Memory care at a senior living community offers residents a higher sense of purpose and fulfillment in each day. For example, the Navigate memory care program at Astral at Franklin uses a safe, comfortable and homelike environment to empower your loved one to live as fully as possible.

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When is it Time for Memory Support?

It can be difficult to figure out when it’s the right time to help your loved one transition to a memory care community. If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, memory care could be a great fit for their lifestyle. You’ll also want to look for any changes in their daily activities and lifestyle. For example, if your senior loved one is wandering off more often, is more forgetful or can no longer maintain their personal hygiene, it might be time to consider a memory care community.

How Do Memory Support Communities Keep Residents Safe?

When your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s natural to worry about their safety. Memory care communities like Astral at Franklin work to provide a safe environment for memory care residents. From secure open areas to resident alarm systems, you’ll have peace of mind about your loved one’s well-being.

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Our senior living team is ready to help you or someone you love live life with purpose. Give us a call at 463-​200-​7990 or fill out the form below to get started!

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